Sunday, 5 March 2017

Week Commencing 5th March

Learning Objectives:

Building your knowledge through tasks




To Know about your chosen TV Game Shows for Q1.

To Understand
how to use your knowledge of TV Game Shows to construct your answer for Q1.

Be Able To
write an effective answer for Q1 using media terminology.

C.O:
Use Media Terminology throughout Q1 answer.

Wider reading: Click on this link.

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Start your journey today by clicking on this link and reading some important information about your exam.

Can you answer these questions without looking at the information?

  • What is question 1 about?
  • What is question 2 about?
  • What is question 3 about?
  • What is question 4 about?


Read the Pre-release material for the MOCK EXAM - click here.

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Task 1 - Open your Question 1 blog/notebook/word document.  

By now your case studies should include the following information:


  • name of TV Game Show
  • the time and channel (broadcaster) it is on, 
  • name of institution that produces the game show
  • format of the show (how is it played)
  • the type of presenters and guests they have on (stereotypes, countertypes)
  • the colours and layout of the set (is it typical of the kind of show?).
  • what type of music they used and when... what effect does it create?

You need to check your case studies to make sure you have this info on each of the shows.

ADD THIS INFO IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT.


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Task 2 - Let's create a formula for an ideal answer.


Sample question:
01 - The perfect formula for a successful TV Game Show has to have the following criteria at its core:
  • Audiences can often relate to contestants.
  • The host is often a celebrity or is known from other shows.
  • The show uses synergy to increase its popularity.
Explain how the statements above make your chosen TV Game Shows successful.


Introduction
TV Game Shows is a very successful genre of TV programme, they've been around for a long time and they've always entertained audiences, from dating shows to quiz shows to skills-based shows, commercial broadcasters such as ITV and Channel 4 are filled with these.

Addressing Statement One
One of the main reasons for TV Game Shows to be successful is because of the way their format appeals to audiences, dating shows such as Take Me Out (broadcasted in ITV at the post watershed time of 9pm and produced by Talkback Thames) appeals to young people because of the humour and the format of the show (one man gets to pick between a large number of good looking women to go on a date).  Using the Uses and Gratification model this could be seen as a form of escapism with audiences wanting to be in the same situation as the contestant in the show.  Moreover, Laura Mulvey's Male Gaze can also be used in Take Me Out because of the way the women contestants are dressed and the way they behaved, this will obviously appeal to male audiences.  The Uses and Gratification model can also be used in Deal or No Deal (broadcasted on Channel 4 and hosted by Noel Edmonds), in which older audiences (perhaps on the C2, D and E demographic) may find themselves connected emotionally with the contestant going through the tense moment of having to pick the right box.

What kind of content can you identify in the paragraph above? What makes it effective?

  • Name of shows
  • Institutions
  • Broadcasters
  • Schedule
  • Applying Media Theories
  • Using audience terminology (demographics)

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Addressing Statement Two
It seems to be a convention of TV Game Shows to have a host that audiences recognise, either because he/she is a celebrity or because he/she is well known from another show (such is the case with Richard Hammond who used to co-present Top Gear and now co-hosts Total Wipe Out).  Using a known host is another reason a TV Game Show could be successful.  Paddy McGuiness is the host of Take Me Out, he used to be a stand-up comedian and therefore some of his fans might turn to watch the show.  The same could be said with Noel Edmonds, he has a long history in the TV industry presenting a wide range of shows; Noel Edmonds will have fans who might watch Deal or No Deal just because they like him as a host.

What makes this a successful answer?


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Addressing Statement Three
Synergy is when institutions use other products to help promote their main programme.  This is another reason for a show to become successful.  Both of my case studies have merchandise that helps promote the show, for example, audiences at home are able to play Take Me Out as a family in the form of a board game, moreover, the show also has an app that can be downloaded to mobile devices.  Synergy seems to be an effective way for TV Game Shows to continue their appeal to their existing primary audiences but also to gan new ones.  Quiz shows such as Who Wants To Be a Millionaire (broadcast originally on ITV but now on Challenge TV) lend themselves to the app market more successfully as their format is fairly simple to play.

What terminology was used to make this answer effective?




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TASK 3 - PRACTICE YOUR OWN ANSWER

CHOOSE ONE OF THE QUESTIONS TO PRACTICE AT HOME

CLICK ON THE LINK TO PICK A QUESTION


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As you approach the end of the lesson, you need to dedicate some time to working your answers for Q2 - based on the Brief (pre-release material).

  • Which of the 4 suggested ideas will you go for?
  • What would be your target audience?
  • Which host would you suggest?
  • What is the format of the show?


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HOMEWORK

CONTINUE DEVELOPING YOUR IDEA FOR THE NEW TV GAME SHOW.



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